Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III Reporting

Dakota College at Bottineau signed, on May 13, 2021, the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Supplemental award notice , with the assurance that the institution will use, no less than $661,607 to provide emergency financial grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  Dakota College at Bottineau has the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.  As under the CRRSAA, institutions are directed with the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial grants to students.  Financial grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
 
The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s supplemental award [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.:
$661,607

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.:        480

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students:
$81,000      07/09/2021

$406,500   09/23/2021

$451,900 09/29/2021

$555,307 12/29/2021

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant:
243 09/29/2021

322 12/29/2021

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive- Summer 2021
Student who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled for summer 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant based on their enrollment.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by financial aid offered or other sources of income.  Because this is a block grant students must have had a FAFSA submitted by June 16th to qualify.  Block grants for Pell Eligible students will be in the following amounts:

$500 for 1 to 5 credits

$1000 for 6 to 8 credits

$1500 for 9 to 11 credits

$2000 for 12 or more credits 

Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.  Students receiving the block grant will be sent an email before the funds are disbursed asking if they would like their grant applied to their bill or sent directly to them. 

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive- Fall 2021
Student who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled for Fall 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant based on their enrollment.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by financial aid offered or other sources of income.  Because this is a block grant students must have had a FAFSA submitted by September 7th to qualify.  Block grants for Pell Eligible students will be in the following amounts:

$500 for 1 to 5 credits

$1000 for 6 to 8 credits

$1500 for 9 to 11 credits

$2000 for 12 or more credits 

Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.  Students receiving the block grant will be sent an email before the funds are disbursed asking if they would like their grant applied to their bill or sent directly to them. 

 

Students must make an application for consideration of the HEERF Grant. They are only eligible to apply for this funding if they were not eligible for the block grant supplied to Pell eligible students and meet the following requirements:

Must be enrolled in a degree seeking program.

Must be enrolled in fall 2021 semester.

Funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until all funds are expended. The Federal HEERF III Emergency Grant is awarded on a one-time basis, and is not renewable. Due to limited funding, award amounts are not negotiable at this time. Students who have not submitted a FAFSA are still eligible to submit an application but may be asked to provide additional financial information. Students who do not have a FAFSA must also describe in detail how their financial situation has changed due to COVID. Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account. Students submitting an application will have the option on the application to select that they would like the grant applied to their bill.

 

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

HEERF Block Grant Email(06/24/2021)

Good Morning,

 The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides monies to institutions for emergency financial grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  ARP requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial grants to students.

Students who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled in the summer 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant based on the number of credits in which they are enrolled.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by the financial aid offered or other sources of income. 

 lock Grants will be given in the following amounts:

1 to 5 credits- $500

6 to 8 credits- $1000

9 to 11 credits- $1500

12 or more credits- $2000

 Financial grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

 Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.

 If you would like your HEERF II grant applied to your bill at Dakota College at Bottineau please reply back to this email and include this statement:

YES, please apply  my HEERF III Grant to my bill.

Email consent must be received back before Thursday July 1st.

 This grant will be disbursed July 9th. 

 Thank you,

Dakota College at Bottineau

 

HEERF Block Grant Email(09/15/2021)

Good Morning,

 The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides monies to institutions for emergency financial grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  ARP requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial grants to students.

Students who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant based on the number of credits in which they are enrolled.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by the financial aid offered or other sources of income. 

 Block Grants will be given in the following amounts:

1 to 5 credits- $500

6 to 8 credits- $1000

9 to 11 credits- $1500

12 or more credits- $2000

 Financial grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

 Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.

 If you would like your HEERF III grant applied to your bill at Dakota College at Bottineau please reply back to this email and include this statement:

YES, please apply  my HEERF III Grant to my bill.

 Email consent must be received back by Tuesday, September 21st .

 This grant will be disbursed September 23th. 

 Thank you,

Dakota College at Bottineau

HEERF Application Email(09/15/2021)

Good Morning,

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides monies to institutions for emergency financial grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  HEERF III may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental health care) or child care.   

 Students must make an application for consideration of HEERF III.  Students who received the block grant are not eligible to apply for additional funding at this time. 

 HEERF III Application:

https://www.dakotacollege.edu/student-life/student-forms/HEERF

 Students who are enrolled in a minimum of 1 credits and in a degree seeking program are eligible to submit an application.  Submitting an application does not guarantee approval of the requested funds.    

 Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate on the application that they would like the funds applied to their account.

 Applications review will start September 27th.  Students will receive an email to their email account after the application has been reviewed and an amount for the funding determined.    

Thank you,

Dakota College at Bottineau